Most drivers around Rochester, Canandaigua, and Geneva, NY already know that the 2020 Ford F-150 and the 2020 Ford Ranger are both great pickups. However, one is a full-size truck and one is a midsize truck, so which one is ideal for you might depend on your work, your lifestyle, etc. Check out this article to learn more…

Then, as soon as you're ready to test drive either one of these exciting models, contact us at Friendly Ford.

F-150 vs Ranger: Built Ford ToughÒ

Speaking of things that most people already know, there's that slogan: Built Ford ToughÒ. But it's not until you learn a bit more about these full-size and midsize pickup trucks that you realize how true it really is…

The Ford F-150 is constructed with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy boy and bed, whereas the Ford Ranger is built on a fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame with six cross members (and that's not even mentioning its frame-mounted steel bumpers and tow hooks). Either way, you truck will be tough.

Ford F-150 vs Ford Ranger: Towing

You'll also enjoy impressive towing capacities either way. The 2020 Ford F-150 is able to conventionally tow up to 13,200 pounds with its 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 engine. And that's all thanks to that powerplant's 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque outputs. On the other hand, the 2020 Ford Ranger delivers tow and payload ratings of 7,500 pounds and 1,860 pounds, respectively. While that's lower than the F-150's, you have to remember that the Ranger is a midsize truck. Anyways, it's the best in its class1.

Ford F-150 vs Ranger: Capabilities

These trucks also both excel in their capabilities, though perhaps in slightly different categories. Given its insane towing capacity, it makes sense that the Ford F-150 would include a bunch of smart features that make it way easier for you to tow heavy loads around Canandaigua, Rochester, and Geneva, New York:

  • Pro Trailer Backup AssistÔ
  • Factory-Installed Trailer Brake Controller
  • Dynamic Hitch Assist with Line-of-Sight Guide
  • 8-inch Productivity Screen with Trailer Information
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage

On the other hand, given that the Ford Ranger is a bit smaller, it makes sense that it would include a bunch of features and systems that are intended to help you explore and adventure in a variety of environments:

  • Electronic-Locking Rear Differential
  • Terrain Management SystemÔ
  • 4x4 Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly
  • Off-Road Ground Clearance
  • Trail Control

For more information about how the Ranger vs F-150 perform in these domains, talk with our teammates.

Friendly Ford is your spot for Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester test drives!

The 2020 Ford F-150 is a hulking workhorse that allows you to tow nearly anything. The 2020 Ford Ranger is a versatile adventurer that allows you to get off the beaten path and explore nearly anywhere you want.

At the end of the day, as you can see, both of these pickup trucks are amazing options - it just depends on what you'd like to do. Drop us a line at our dealership to get started with your test drive right away.


1Max payload on SuperCab, 4x2. Not shown. Class is Midsize Pickups. SuperCrew, 4x4 shown. See label on vehicle door jamb for the carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Max towing when equipped with Trailer Tow Package. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers. Towing and payload are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

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